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Penguin Random House authors Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share the 2019 Booker Prize.
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Multi-talented illustrator and children’s writer, Gavin Bishop (Ngāti Pukeko, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Mahuta, Tainui) has will be honoured for non-fiction and his outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature.
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Bill Gates book announced for 2020 publication.
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Winners to be announced Monday 14 October.
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We were thrilled to hear Netflix announce its second Danish original series, The Chestnut Man, at Copenhagen TV Festival this week.
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February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019

Extracts

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Amma is walking along the promenade of the waterway that bisects her city, a few early morning barges cruise slowly by to her left is the nautical-themed footbridge with its deck-like walkway and sailing mast pylons
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In the early afternoon on a Saturday in June, Jack Kennison put on his sunglasses, got into his sports car with the top down, strapped the seatbelt over his shoulder and across his large stomach, and drove to Portland.
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The air sagged beneath the burden of the day’s heat and the African sun felt as pitiless as her mother’s gaze upon meeting the man Louisa had chosen to marry.
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Back in his den with the cocoa he settles into the beanbag chair bequeathed to him by a departing student the year before.
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Long ago, when I was a junior high school student in America, I remember being taught by a biology teacher that all the chemicals that make up a human body could be bought in a hardware store for $5 or something like that.
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Dear Girls, You are prohibited from reading this book until you are twenty-one years old.

Articles

Article
Keeping the kids entertained over Summer can be tough, make life easier and gift a story (or two!
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Give the gift of time to your little one and choose one of these gorgeous picture books to read together and treasure this Christmas.
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These bright and colourful board books will keep those busy baby hands occupied long after the holiday season is over.
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We asked young Kiwi readers all over NZ to read and review Jamie Littler's debut novel Frostheart.
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Once you have decided what sort of dog breed will suit your household and where you are going to find your new pup, you will need to make a choice about which puppy to choose from the litter or retailer.
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Warning: If trying this at home, do so at your own risk.

Recipes

Recipe
I absolutely love the flavour and texture combination of this salad.
Recipe
These little meatballs have a great flavour to them and can also be served as a canapé with the yoghurt dressing – just serve on a platter with toothpicks and the dressing in a little dipping bowl to the side.
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This moreish slice is fabulous with a cup of tea to give you an energy boost mid-afternoon or as a decadent after-dinner treat.
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With bombs of green pesto, olive tapenade, creamy mozzarella, and basil.
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With coriander yoghurt, mango chutney, and crunchy poppadom sprinkle.
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Everybody loves bubbles, but they usually burst when you try to catch them.

Q&A

Q&A
An in-depth discussion between Lee Child and George Martin in Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 2018.
Q&A
Margaret Atwood discusses her return to Gilead.
Q&A
 Wondrous and wild, The Brilliance of Birds gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of some of New Zealand’s feathered friends.
Q&A
We sat down for a chat with David Hill and Phoebe Morris, the great minds behind the latest story in the Kiwi Heroes series: Dinosaur Hunter.
Q&A
We sat down with best-selling author - Eleanor Ozich, to find out about her latest book, Homemade.
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The Star-crossed author takes on our rapid-fire questions.

Activities

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The latest Dairy of a Wimpy Kid story has smashed into bookshops, now it's your turn to design your own cover.
Activity
The Wilson sisters may share a love of horses but each sister has a totally different approach to life and to riding.
Activity
Long before waka touched Aotearoa’s shores, the land of the long white cloud was home to an array of creatures uniquely adapted to its environments and protected by its isolation.
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Here's a fun activity from Gavin Bishop's latest picture book, Wildlife of Aotearoa.
Activity
How well do you know Roald Dahl's splendiferous stories?
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A phizz-whizzing printable reading diary to help you keep track of all the books you've read!

Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Laurence Fearnley shares her process for writing Scented along with discussion points, ideas and questions for your next book club meeting.
Book Clubs
Christine Leunens shares discussion points, ideas and questions for her book Caging Skies in this book club guide.
Book Clubs
Two female spies, a banned masterpiece, a book that changed history...
Book Clubs
Eileen Merriman shares discussion points, ideas and questions for Moonlight Sonata - Book Club Guide.
Book Clubs
Nailing Down the Saint explores modern movie making, friendship, fatherhood and the limits of the possible by following Duncan Blake on his quest to resurrect his career by scouting locations for the biopic of Saint Joseph of Copertino.
Book Clubs
Award-winning author Charlotte Grimshaw shares discussion points, ideas and questions for The Bad Seed - Book Club Guide.

Bonus

Bonus
My First Words in Maori equips your whanau with the first words you need to speak te reo at home together.
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Download your very own A Place of Stone and Darkness poster!
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Charlie Changes into a Chicken is the first book in a side-splitting new series by Sam Copeland and illustrated by Sarah Horne, it's about 9-year-old Charlie McGuffin who has an incredible secret...
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This February, purchase any TWO Puffin picks and receive a FREE customisable book bag.
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Many people know the Manawatu– Wanganui region only as a flat, green slice of provincial quietness that you drive through on the way from Wellington to the Central Plateau.
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Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.